Here’s the debut trailer for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent, which stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. While this will no doubt have Disney fans excited, the trailer makes it look exactly like all the other recent live action fantasy films. This could be due to the fact that the film’s director, Robert Stromberg, worked on the design of most of those other movies (Oz: The Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland, etc. etc.).
As typical as Maleficent looks, it’s sure to rake in the dough when it hits theaters May 30, 2014. Hit the break to check out the trailer and synopsis.
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.